Five contemporary vocal works that explore ideas of timeliness and timelessness. There’s Lizée’s pastiche of karaoke tapes and Crumb’s iconoclastic response to Apollo 11. La Barbara’s litany on American history and Prestini’s intimate portrait of the author of Silent Spring. Berio’s bravura cycle of folk songs concludes the concert.
Nicole LIZÉE (b. 1973)
Tears / Pillow (2019; World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission, as part of Project 19)
George CRUMB (b. 1929)
Night of the Four Moons (1969)
Joan LA BARBARA (b. 1947)
Ears of an Eagle; Eyes of a Hawk: In the Vortex (2019; World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission, as part of Project 19)
Paola PRESTINI (b. 1975)
Thrush Song (2019; World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission, as part of Project 19)
Folk Songs (1964)
1. Black is the Color
2. I Wonder as I Wander
3. Loosin yelav
4. Rossignolet du bois
5. A la femminisca
6. La donna ideale
8. Motettu de Tristura
9. Malorous quo’o uno fenno
10. Lo fiolairé
11. Azerbaijan Love Song
Part of the GRoW @ Annenberg Sound ON series
Nadia Sirota is The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner
Lead support for Project 19 was provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Mr. Oscar L. Tang, with generous support from Sheree A. and Gerald L. Friedman; The Hauser Foundation; The Gerald L. Lennard Foundation; Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa; Kimberly V. Strauss, The Strauss Foundation; the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; and an anonymous donor.
Featuring Musicians from the New York Philharmonic joined by guests, noted by asterisks.